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2013 Fair Activity Book (download)

Doodle DuckKIDS… get ready for a FUN adventure with the 2013 Sandwich Fair Doodle Duck’s Adventure Book. Doodle Duck is our ambassador of fun and ready to celebrate the 126th Sandwich Fair with you! This fuzzy yellow duck has put on his vest and is ready to go out and show you around the fair.

Pick up one of the FREE Fun Fair Facts activity books

Look for Doodle Duck posters at the FFA Farm Zoo, Fair Museum, Horticulture Building, Craft Demonstration Building, Collections Building, and the Gazebo Information/Souvenir Center to pick up a book. Visits to each of the six designated places around the grounds are a fun way for children and others to see highlights of the fair. There will be fun fair facts and questions about the Fair, as well as silly activities and jokes and a map of the fairgrounds. After collecting a stamp at each of the stations, a small prize is given at the Gazebo for completing the adventure.

Fuzzy Doodle DuckTake home a great memory of your visit to the 126th Sandwich Fair. Pick up our adorable fuzzy Doodle Duck dressed in a vest. It is available at the Gazebo.

FFA Farm Zoo

The FFA Farm Zoo, which is the featured building this year is a must see petting zoo that kids love. Get up close and cuddly with some friendly farm animals.


School groups and special needs groups are invited to attend the 2013 Sandwich Fair on the following days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Friday, September 6, 2013

Everyone attending the fair must have a ticket for gate admission. These free tickets must be ordered by Monday, August 26, 2013 to allow time for mailing. No orders will be accepted after August 26. The tickets are good only from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of the fair.

Ticket orders must include the following information.

Name of School or Special Needs Group
Person in Charge of the Group
Phone Number of the Person in Charge
Address for Mailing Tickets
Date of Fair Attendance
Number of Tickets Requested

Send orders to:

The Sandwich Fair Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 129
Sandwich, IL 60548

Kids will also love to see:

Maggie the Milking Cow

Learn to Milk a Cow

This educational cow is mooovalous fun. Learn how to milk a cow like it's done on the farm. Moms and Dads, this is a great bucket list activity for the family. Maggie is very amoooosing, and milking Maggie is safe and clean. It isn't real milk, but don't tell Maggie. Udderly fun for everyone!

Everyone Loves Clowning Around

Clown CarEspecially Buttons the Clown! He can be spotted strolling around all areas of the grounds and even driving in his little clown mobile. He is always ready for a friendly conversation or a photo op, as he loves to make people happy at the Sandwich Fair. If you’re lucky, he might even make you a colorful balloon animal!Stilt Lady

Rob Thompson's Pure Magic

Balster Magic Productions Inc.

Carrie McQueen - Stilt Walking and Juggling
Look for Carrie walking around. You won't miss her.

The History Museum

Photographs, posters and showcases filled with Fair memorabilia from the past and present. Be sure to look around the museum after you get your Activity Book stamped.

Augie Otto's Train. This is a must do choo choo.

The train is a great fair stop for everyone. Hop on board. It's super relaxing and a WAY COOL ride. Kids will love it and they'll be bringing parents back to the fair to ride it again (and we're not just blowin' smoke).

Augie Otto's first run was in 1973. It is a model of Class 5-4 Hudson Type 4-6-4, Burlington Series 3000 Engine and is 1/4 scale. Now THAT's some model train! Adults will love it as much as the kids. This is a fair treat you won't want to miss.

Be sure to get some good photos for the scrapbook.

Your trip to the Sandwich Fair is not complete without having a great little train ride around the fairgrounds.

There's so much to learn at the Fair that's FREE every day

The livestock area offers kids the opportunity to see many farm animals in the Exhibit Barns

The Demonstration Building features artists and crafts people at work. Children and young adults can observe crafts such as pottery making, basket weaving, wood carving, and wheat weaving.

Look for photography, artwork, collections, and miscellaneous craft exhibits in the Arts and Crafts Building.

Picture-perfect grains, fruits, vegetables, and flowers are displayed in the Horticulture Building. Check out the enormous pumpkins!

The Home Arts Building holds the baked goods, intricate needlework, decorated cakes, and preserved food.

There is also a large display of antique gas engines, working antique farm equipment, and modern farm equipment.

Educational displays at the fair include the Farm Bureau, area hospitals, and other exhibitors. There are also numerous commercial exhibits.